If before nightfall you are unlikely to reach the coast and there is a high probability that you will have to spend the night in a swampy area, there are many reasons why you just need to build a temporary shelter above the water and a place to sleep. If you decide to spend the night on a boat, get ready for the cold, high humidity and possible collisions with muzzle fish-eaters and even with alligators.
Construction of a sleeping place in the form of a platform on an elevation between three trees, when spending the night in a swampy area.
We will assume that you are a prudent person and put a hammock in your backpack. In this case, you might want to build a roof over your sleeping place. It will protect you from some natural phenomena. Or help you go unnoticed by aerial observation of the terrain through which you are holding the path.
A shelf under such conditions can be useful as a work surface. You can light a fire on it (in a closed container of a boiler type). In addition, you can fish from it. Or even repair your ship if it needs repair.
To build a place to sleep and all of the listed structures, look for three trees standing next to each other that form a triangle with dimensions sufficient to sleep or work on. Choose three long, straight branches that can reach from one tree to another. In this case, you may have to climb trees several times to find suitable branches.
The procedure for building a shelter and a place to sleep between three trees in a marshland.
Cut off those that suit you, and with the help of a cord, rope, vines or tree bast, tie them in the right places to the trees. To increase the strength of your shelter and sleeping area, each branch stretched from tree to tree, tie separately.
Place a tarpaulin or tent on the resulting frame, which you need to wrap around the edges and fasten. You can create an elastic surface in a different way. Using the frame as the base, bind and tie together vines and long branches with leaves.
If you want to leave signs behind which potential rescuers could orient themselves, do not disassemble the structure you created when leaving for the next parking spot. But if you do not want to be found, of course, you need to dismantle this built shelter and a place to sleep.
Based on the book Survival in the Wild and Extreme Situations. 100 key skills in the special services methodology.